One of my favourite things in the world is to develop and deliver Creative Workshops!
My degree and experience in Child and Youth Care has honed my faciliation skills, as has further training during my employment with Learning Through the Arts and Arts Umbrella. I am a gentle and encouraging instructor that works well with all ages, from wee ones to teens to adults to seniors.
My three main modes of instruction are: CREATIVE WRITING & ZINES, CARTOONING & COMICS, and MURALS & PAINTING. I am happy to create opportunities for participants to make art-for-art's-sake but can easly bring educational, social justice, environmental, or personal exploration themes to any workshops I develop.
If you would like me visit your organization to deliver a workshop, do not hesitate to contact me.
CREATIVE WRITING and 'ZINES:
'Zines (pronounced zeen) are independent hand-crafted magazines which include poetry, personal essays, rants, raves, reviews, collage, comics, drawings, and virtually any 2D art or text.
“Timed Reaction” with the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake
“VETO” with Burnside Gorge Community Centre in Victoria
Zine Workshop for Education Students at the University of Victoria
“Defy” for the GLBTQQA Youth Group at the YMCA in Victoria
“Pandora’s Box” at the Youth Detention Centre in Victoria
Zine Workshop for the Earth Arts Youth Leadership Conference in Sooke
“X-static” Youth Zine, at the BC Youth Conference in Naramata
"Katimazine" Zine Workshop for Katimavik participants in Hope
“Youth Zine” with Sentinel + West Vancouver Secondary in West Vancouver
“Peak Speaks” with Peak at House in Vancouver
“Rise United” with the St. Stephen’s and Ryerson Youth Group in Vancouver
“Stories of Southeast Vancouver” Southeast Vancouver Senior Arts & Culture Society
CARTOONING and COMICS:
Cartooning Instructor for 8-12 Year Olds at Arts Umbrella
Cartooning Artist in Residence for grades K-7 at York House Jr. School
"Comics in the Classroom" Pro D workshop for Teachers in School District 41
"Jounalling with Comics" classroom workshop for Stratford Hall students
"Artists in Education" using art to explore literature at Gleneagle Secondary
MURALS and PAINTING:
Mural and Art Project with South Vancouver Youth Centre
Mural Project with Ambleside Youth Centre in West Vancouver
Learning Through the Arts with Grade K-12 classes throughout the Lower Mainland
Community Mural Banners - Artist in Residency with K-7 classes at Pauline Johnson